BRETT LANDSCAPING HIGHLIGHTS ADDED VALUE SERVICES TO GO 'BEYOND PAVING'
Brett Landscaping highlights added value services to go 'Beyond Paving'
16 October 2014
Brett Landscaping has attributed the success of its commercial paving operation to a range of services and tools it offers to customers – including bespoke technical assistance, ground-breaking design software, an ongoing focus on sustainability as well as its RIBA-approved CPD programme for architects and specifiers.
In a competitive marketplace, the responsibilities of a successful a hard landscaping supplier extend further than helping the customer to choose the right style of paving block. The aim, according to Brett Landscaping, is to go ‘beyond paving,’ as Marketing Manager Andrew Gill explains.
“There is no 'one size fits all solution' for commercial paving - ambitious projects require bespoke designs,” points out Andrew Gill. “We aim to save our customers time by providing expert advice to help them quickly achieve a solution to meet their specific objectives.”
The Brett Landscaping design and technical support service is well equipped to make life easier for specifiers, architects and developers. Amongst the services available are help with kerb cutting, flag detailing, bespoke paver design, site planning and installation advice as well as troubleshooting.
Practical examples of Brett success in these areas include the company’s ability to develop bespoke solutions to specific landscaping challenges. Products including mobility kerbs and verge protection units have subsequently been successfully added to the standard Brett Landscaping product range.
“We are always receptive to unusual demands from customers because it is precisely these challenges that can help to drive new product development, and thereby determine solutions that can be translated to similar situations,” explains Andrew Gill.
Other tools include PermCalc, the company’s free-to-use software that enables engineers and planners to easily create fully costed permeable paving designs for commercial applications. “Permeable paving is becoming a much-sought after solution to sustainable drainage since it does not increase land take and provides a fantastic aesthetic,” explains Andrew Gill. “Across the country, numerous developments are underway or already completed that have been designed using PermCalc.”
The company’s increased commercial focus also demanded greater emphasis on formalising our sustainability credentials industry accreditations such as Sustainability BES 6001 for Responsible Sourcing. This drive for improvement saw Brett Landscaping become one of the first manufacturers in our sector to hold the full suite of ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001 and BES 6001 certification.
Similarly, the Brett Trief kerb for vehicle containment was the first such kerb in the marketplace to be successfully tested by the TRL to the EN 1317-2 standard for Road Restraint Systems. “We believe that our technical knowhow rivals or even betters that of anyone in the industry, but it is important that such belief is reinforced by independent, third-party assessment,” explains Andrew Gill.
Brett Landscaping also shares its knowledge, via its RIBA-accredited CPD programme.
“With the latest advances in modern commercial landscaping, the skills you need are changing all of the time. That's why we offer a range of CPD presentations covering a number of key areas including: Paving Design for Urban Areas; SuDS and the Role of Permeable Paving; and Designing for Specialist Kerbs,” confirms Andrew Gill.
“The breadth of choice we offer in terms of RIBA accredited CPD can help architects to make significant inroads into meeting their requirements for professional training,” concludes Andrew Gill.